Download The spell of Egypt Free PDF Travel and Description book by Robert Hichens (1911)
In this book, the author travels to many touristic great places in Egypt and describes them, the book was originally published in 1909. Robert Hichens was an English writer who wrote many books about Egypt. what makes the book special is the author’s ability for description in an excellent way.
Why do you come to Egypt? Do you come to gain a dream, or to regain lost dreams of old; to gild your life with the drowsy gold of romance, to lose a creeping sorrow, to forget that too many of your hours are sullen, grey, bereft? What do you wish for Egypt?
The Sphinx will not ask you, will not care. The Pyramids, lifting their unnumbered stones to the clear and wonderful skies, have held, still hold, their secrets; but they do not seek for yours. The terrific temples, the hot, mysterious tombs, odorous of the dead desires of men, crouching in and under the immeasurable sands, will mock you with their brooding silence, with their dim and somber repose.
The brown children of the Nile, the toilers who sing their antique songs by the shadoof and the sakieh, the dragomans, the smiling goblin merchants, the Bedouins who lead your camel into the pale recesses of the dunes these will not trouble themselves about your deep desires, your perhaps yearning hunger of the heart and the imagination.
Author: Robert Hichens
The book contains 272 pages
Another book by the same author “Egypt and its monuments” with illustration